A list of attributes seen in many sixth graders.
The average eleven-year-old is heading towards adolescence. He:
- Shows more self-assertion and curiosity.
- Is socially expansive and aware.
- Is physically exuberant, restless, wiggly, and talks a lot.
- Has a range and intensity of emotions.
- Is moody and easily frustrated.
- Can relate feelings.
- Is competitive, wants to excel, and may put down the "out group."
- Exhibits "off-color" humor and silliness.
- Teases and tussles.